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Lonely Planet Accessible Rio

Lonely Planet Accessible Rio de Janeiro is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and which places have accessibility features. Try surfing and samba with local disabled people's organizations, explore the lively nightlife scene and take in amazing beach views from Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain), all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rio de Janeiro and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Accessible Rio de Janeiro: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - accessibility features, hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - cuisine, sport, favelas, local life Over 20 color maps Covers Maracana Football Stadium, Copacabana Beach, Barra da Tijuca, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Ipanema, Leblon, Gavea, Jardim Botanico, Lagoa, Copacabana, Leme, Botafogo, Humaita, Urca, Flamengo, Centro, Praca Maua, Santa Teresa, Lapa, Western Rio and more. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Accessible Rio de Janeiro, our most comprehensive guide to accessible travel in Rio de Janeiro, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for more information on Brazil or Rio de Janeiro? Check out Lonely Planet Brazil for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Make My Day Rio de Janeiro, a colorful and uniquely interactive guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your itinerary by flipping, mixing and matching top sights. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Skateboarding According to 'CJ': A Quick Guide to Skateboarding!

Hey my name is Christopher 'CJ' Johnson; in this book I offer some of the basic things that beginner skateboarders need to master before they get to the tricks and the stunts.

Always remember that safety comes first, this book offers the fundamentals, which is the best weapon to avoid accidents or injury while skateboarding.

The journey started when I was about six years old and I first picked up a skateboard. I can still remember how it felt riding downhill near my house. While all of my other friends were off doing other things, I just found it exhilarating.

When I wasn't skateboarding, I would watch professional skateboarders on television, like Tony Hawk, Terry Kennedy, and Rodney Mullen, and how much people loved them as they were whisked away from one part of the globe to another, all with just a skateboard in hand.

I always wanted to be like them, to practice like them, to travel around the world and visit all the famous skateboard parks. My own professional skateboarding career started to truly blossom around the age of twelve with the guidance of the stars and their alternating methods. In fact, I think of myself as still learning every day, and embrace every second of my passion.

Skateboarding takes practice and skill, and a tough body to handle the bumps and bruises along the way. It has taken me many years to learn and that's just touching the surface of what the greats have accomplished in their own lives.

Skateboarding is my calling; a good method of exercise, and the best method of transportation available, as you don't have to wait around for public transportation or worry about the high expenses related to owning a car. All you do is pick up your skateboard and hit the road. It's a good stress relief,

It's funny looking back, my mom always wanted to drive me to the places I needed to go that were a mile or two out of the way, but I refused the ride. I was too attached to my board. If I was upset about something that happened in my day I would skate around for a few hours and let myself calm down, or practice just as hard. I often spent countless days a week and sometimes even months, practicing one trick.

Granted, it wasn't the only thing I engaged in. On top of skateboarding, I had a video-editing gig that helped to get me where I am today. Just me and my film crew of friends, who got passionate about it, the first time we watched video game clips on YouTube. Certain video streams always seemed to have a boatload of subscribers and they did every little thing you could imagine with the music, the characters, and even the voice-overs. I always got chills when I noticed how the music seemed to fit right in place with what the character on the screen was doing, and then the added special effects were edited in to give it a real bang. I mean it was just cool, the stuff these guys could do with a computer.

So I picked up the job with all the enthusiasm I had in me. And still at the age of twelve, I made my own YouTube channel. I was eventually picked up by a very popular YouTuber and asked to do video manipulations for them. I became really good at it and not only the people who hired me for the task thought so, but also friends on my Xbox live account.

Can you imagine just how cool it is to have someone send you a message or ask you in the middle of a game, "Hey, aren't you CJ . . . the one who edited that video?" It felt great to be recognized, like I was suddenly becoming my own celebrity. I loved the recognition, my subscribers also loved that I was always around for them to talk to.

However, I was forced to abandon my YouTube account when personal issues came up.

It was a wonderful experience for me as it helped me become a huge hit--not just in the gaming phase, but also in real life skating and the videos that came of it. I look forward to many more wonderful opportunities that life has to offer now that I'm officially an adult!